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Address: Public Wharf, Russell, New Zealand
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+64 800 224 421
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A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This...

A day out on Phantom gives you a chance to get away from the crowds. This is adventure, relaxation and scenic beauty all in one with the personal atmosphere created by your hosts, Rick and Robin. Enjoy a great home cooked lunch amongst the beauty of the islands on this great owner- operator boat.

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Great day sailing in the rain

A day on Phantom with Robin and Rick is the highlight of our trip to NZ so far. Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts who are great company too. Lots of information about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Weldon, United Kingdom
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Weldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A day on Phantom with Robin and Rick is the highlight of our trip to NZ so far. Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts who are great company too. Lots of information about the islands and seeing the bay by sail is so much better than a crowded motor boat. The swim from the boat to the island with lagoons is... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Jeff for writing such a lovely review. Very nice to have had you aboard to help us show off our Bay of Islands! More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Rick & Robin orchestrated a most memorable day of seeing the Bay of Islands from their 50 ft sailboat. Knowledgeable & genuinely friendly, they provided a fantastic day of gliding across a calm sea with full sail to stop off on a small island to explore, hike & swim while they prepared a wonderful lunch. I highly recommend this trip.

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks for coming aboard and writing this sweet review - rewally appreciate youir recommendation. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

sailing means slowing down, using wind and water to move from one place to the other. we highly enjoyed the day in the bay with Rick and Robin, great hospitality, we learnt a lot about sailing and New Zealand in general. having Orcas around the boat for more than half an hour was one of the top highlights in our... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Wow! how lovely to hear that a day on Phantom was a highlight for you. (we get to do it everyday!!!) Thanks for coming aboard. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had such a lovely day sailing around the Bay of Islands on Phantom, a 50’ sailboat. We chose Phantom deliberately for our day sail (after a recommendation from Tiki Tiki Ora owners Mark and Angelique) because we wanted a more intimate experience than the commercialized large group tours. The owners of Phantom - Rick and his wife Robin -... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thanks Shauna for coming on board. Was so nice to have a relaxing day together with good conversation and get to know each other. Thank you for this lovely review. More 

Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was such a lovely way to spend the day out on the water around the bay of islands. Very personal service from Rick and Robin who obviously love what they do and treat everyone like a friend as part of your sailing experience. We had perfect weather for sailing out of Russell, great scenery as you sit back and... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thank so much for writing this review. So nice to read that our guest appreciate a great day in the bay "Phantom-style". More 

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were staying at Rick and Robin's B&B in Russell and they invited us out on our yacht for our last day in BoI. Their yacht was beautiful and both Rick and Robin made us feel at home taking the time to get to know us and the other guests onboard and telling us stories of their adventures over the... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

We really enjoyed meeting you guys and sharing stories and wish you both the best in the future!! Thanks for your lovely review. More 

Fredericton, NB, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

While in the Bay of Islands, we had a special treat—a day sail on a C&C 50’ sailboat called Phantom. This was special to us not only because we are sailors from Canada who have sailed in Canada and the US, but have also chartered in other parts of the world. We chose Phantom very deliberately for our day sail... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Wow! what a review. Thanks for coming aboard! More 

Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We sailed with Robin and Rick on new year eve. We have done many other sailing tours before, to be honest when I step on the Boat and directed to inside the boat I thought Oh are we going to sit inside while the weather is so nice. But soon I understood that the aim is to have a short... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Selma - so sweet to read this. We both enjoyed meeting you and Sulay so very much and having you onboard. All the best. R&R More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I offered this day as a christmas gift to my parents in order to spend a day with the family. And I can almost say that Rick & Robin were part of the family as well. We were 10 on the boat that day, which is perfect, you get to have your own space, you can talk with everyone or... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you Thibault for your lovely words. Very nice having the family on board and we want to say thank you so much for choosing Phantom! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

From start to finish we had a cracking day. Rick and robin are clearly very competent sailors who made us very welcome on the boat they lived on for 17years. Lovely lunch cooked onboard by robin and eaten on the deck of phantom in a secluded bay. Rick even managed to retrieve my husbands hat by calling a boat behind... More 

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Robin B, Owner at Phantom Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review - yes, wasn't that a great hat rescue - one for the books! Very nice to have had you on board - thanks for choosing Phantom! More 

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